BACKGROUND This study was conducted to follow plasma concentrations of sFlt-1 and sKDR, two soluble forms of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with extracorporeal circulation (ECC). METHODS Plasma samples were obtained before, during and after surgery in 15 patients… (More)
For q a power of a prime, consider the ring F q [T ]. Due to the many similarities between F q [T ] and the ring of integers Z, we can dene for F q [T ] objects that are analogous to elliptic curves, modular forms, and modular curves. In particular, for n an ideal in F q [T ], we can dene the modular curve X 0 (n), a complete smooth curve endowed with both… (More)
We present some partial results surrounding two conjectures of Schützenberger on evacuations of Young tableaux.
Given a sextic CM field K, we give an explicit method for finding all genus 3 hyperelliptic curves defined over C whose Jacobians are simple and have complex multiplication by the maximal order of this field, via an approximation of their Rosenhain invariants. Building on the work of Weng , we give an algorithm which works in complete generality, for… (More)
BACKGROUND Plasma concentrations of sFlt-1, the soluble form of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGF), markedly increase during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with extracorporeal circulation (ECC). We investigated if plasma sFlt-1 values might be related to the occurrence of surgical complications after CABG. METHODS Plasma… (More)